13 July 2013


A1. Painajaisia [Nightmares]
A2. Nuken Itku [A Doll’s Cry]
A3. Lohdutus [Consolation]

B1. Öinen Vaikutelma [Nocturnal Impression]
B2. Aallokko [The Waves]
B3. Myytti Itkee Jälleen [The Myth Is Weeping Again]
B4. Keskiyö [Midnight]

Teppo Hauta-aho, bass
Antero Honkanen, electronics, percussion
Mikael Helasvuo, flute
Edward Vesala, percussion
Jarmo Sermilä, trumpet, organ, kantele
Pirkkoliisa Tikka, vocals (A2)

Recorded in November 1973, Finnish Broadcasting Company, Helsinki.

Scandia ‎– SLP 608

Vinyl Rip (thanks to M for the trade)


Nick said...



If anyone has scans of the artwork for this, I'd be grateful for an upload


James Manion said...

A soundtrack for wandering souls, simply fantastic. Thank you Nick

Peter said...

this is incredible. so much stuff still yet to discover. this blog is a fantastic resource, and I need to say thanks for all the work you all put in.

øשlqæda said...

thank you nick! we ride hard fer kantele

Wallofsound said...


matt w said...

Thanks! Fascinating stuff. I'm not sure what I expected but it wasn't this.

Clifford Allen said...

Good one. I got this on eBay a couple years ago. Very unique music, and very Finnish (reminds me a bit of the Pekka Airaksinen/Sperm stuff).

Anonymous said...

awesome! many thanks!


Anonymous said...

so much wonderful Vesala on this blog - you truly are spoiling us!

Anonymous said...

WOW. This record is utterly astonishing. Out of all of the Vesala that I've heard so far - much of it from this blog! - this album is definitely the most far-out, most removed from anything remotely recognizable as jazz (yes, much more so than even stuff like Nan Madol).

If anything, it's more like a Finnish take on krautrock, and easily stands alongside some of the best dark-ambient examples of that genre. Large amounts of this record even remind me more of Nurse With Wound than anything else, most notably the briefest track, "Aallokko", which could sit comfortably along the other creepy drifts on Automating Volume 1.

I know I should leave a comment for everything I download - especially on a blog like this which is rapidly becoming an all-time favourite - but I'll hold my hands up and admit that I'll try my best to comment more. This record, though, instantly deserved a comment, as soon as I listened to it. Will be listening to this one a LOT more, too.

Alan, Scotland

Calisan said...

Claro este disco ya lo habia posteado Mutant-Sounds pero no en esta calidad, lo cual se agradece infinitamente y pienso lo mismo una reunion sui generis para estos finlandeses que no se andaban por las ramas para experimentar en el terreno del jazz-avant o algo parecido pero muy arriesgado!
Muchas gracias Nick estupendo!
Y ojala alguien pueda ayudar con los scans!

Solomon said...

Thank you!

tengent said...

Regarding all the comments on this album I'm curious of the music could someone re-up it please?

francisco santos said...

re post, please...

correct silence said...

is it possible to re-up this lp? Everything with Edward Vesala is welcome, thanks in advance.

Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...

I can do a reup tomorrow.

Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...


correct silence said...

An incredible album, strange and beautiful, a sort of soundtrack to a book by Lovecraft. Thanks Ernst for the post.